US President Donald Trump got more than he bargained for this morning, when a Christmas Day phone-in with young children didn't exactly go according to plan.
Trump and his wife, Melania, were sat in easy chairs in the State Dining Room at the White House, under two enormous Christmas trees, as the president took his first call, from Coleman, aged 7. Trump boomed:
"Hello, is this Coleman? Merry Christmas! How are you? How old are you? Are you doing well at school? Are you still a believer in Santa Claus?"
"Why are your Christmas trees so unnecessarily big?"
Trump, taken aback, said:
"Well, because I'm the president, so I get to have all the best stuff!"
"And the chandeliers - what's with the chandeliers?"
Trump looked confused:
"Look up, Mr. Dimwit."
The president quickly realized that the big, pretty lights were 'chandeliers', and, laughing, said:
"I see you're a clever boy!"
Coleman's next question went straight to the heart of the matter:
"Did the Russians interfere in the election?"
Just before White House officials shut down the line, Trump managed to splutter:
"Whatchoo talkin' bout?"